I can’t wait to share this fast and fun project with you today, but first I want to give a big virtual hug to the best husband the world has ever known.
Mr. Creativity has been MINE, ALL MINE for 19 years today and I can’t imagine life without this energetic/creative/loving/hot-as-fire/Godly man. Thanks babe for our wonderful life together. Here’s to many, many more years together! mmmmmwahhhh!
Sorry y’all had to endure all the sappiness, but a girl’s got to do what a girl’s got to do.
On to our regularly scheduled programming: Making a lampshade un-ugly.
Now you might be thinking, “Holly, that’s not so bad. Why do you say it’s ugly?” Well, dear friends it’s not. But it wasn’t the right color for the room, therefore it was ugly in that space.
This shade is brand new. It came with a lamp that I got on Target clearance for $13 (and I had a $5 off card…so basically it would have been wreckless of me to pass it up.)
You see, the Pretty Girl has a new room (we will share more on that as soon as all of the details are completed) and she needs more lighting and lighting can get expensive.
You know, she is a teenager now and with that come mascara and lipgloss. So lighting is like, literally, totes important. 😉
But the lampshade was oatmeal and her room didn’t approve. If you have a room that doesn’t approve of a lampshade you have chosen, here is what you do: Paint it.
Yep, you heard me.
Steps to take:
1. Wet it with water (pic above).
2. Paint with diluted paint (pic below).
3. Drink some coffee.
4. Put it on your lamp.
For her room, I painted the shade white with black trim. I didn’t go for perfection, because I wanted it to have a casual, artsy vibe.
Because she has become artsy. At least that’s what the comments say that she gets on Instagram.
And people only speak truth on Instagram.
As you can see, the watered down paint gives the shade almost a water color effect.
And what’s more artsy than water color?
If you are going for a ‘perfect’ look, just add a second coat. Be sure to spray the fabric with water in between coats.
I think the room finally approves.
This lamp is like, literally, totes adorbs.
Do you have a lampshade that could use a little love? If you try this out, let me know! If you have done it in the past, send me a pic!